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Prevention and Early Intervention. PEI’s Function and Purpose Texas Family Code Sec. 265.002. PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES DIVISION. "Prevention.

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1 Prevention and Early Intervention

2 PEI’s Function and Purpose Texas Family Code Sec PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES DIVISION. "Prevention and early intervention services" means: programs intended to provide early intervention or prevent at-risk behaviors that lead to child abuse, delinquency, running away, truancy, and dropping out of school.

3 PEI’s Function and Purpose Texas Family Code Sec , continued The division shall be called the prevention and early intervention services division and shall have the following duties: (1) to plan, develop, and administer a comprehensive and unified delivery system of prevention and early intervention services to children and their families in at-risk situations; (2) to improve the responsiveness of services for at-risk children and their families by facilitating greater coordination and flexibility in the use of funds by state and local service providers; (3) to provide greater accountability for prevention and early intervention services in order to demonstrate the impact or public benefit of a program by adopting outcome measures; and (4) to assist local communities in the coordination and development of prevention and early intervention services in order to maximize federal, state, and local resources.

4 PEI’s Function and Purpose: Evidence-Based Programming Texas Family Code Sec USE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS FOR AT-RISK FAMILIES. (a) To the extent that money is appropriated for the purpose, the department shall fund evidence-based programs offered by community-based organizations that are designed to prevent or ameliorate child abuse and neglect. … (b) The department shall place priority on programs that target children whose race or ethnicity is disproportionately represented in the child protective services system. (c) The department shall periodically evaluate the evidence-based abuse and neglect prevention programs to determine the continued effectiveness of the programs.

5 PEI’s Function and Purpose: Protective Factors Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention services focus on strengthening the following six protective factors in a family: 1.Nurturing and Attachment 2.Knowledge of Child Development 3.Parental Resilience 4.Social Connections 5.Concrete Supports 6.Social and Emotional Competence of the Child For more information on the validated Protective Factors Survey, see:

6 PEI’s Targeted Populations

7 PEI’s Community Outreach: Watch Video

8 PEI’s Community Outreach:

9 PEI’s Community Outreach:

10 PEI’s Community Outreach: Parenting Calendar

11 PEI’s Community Outreach: Watch Video

12 PEI Programs, FY 2015 Community Youth Development Youth Leadership Activities in 15 Targeted Zip Codes Community Youth Development Youth Leadership Activities in 15 Targeted Zip Codes HIP Home Visiting for Targeted Families HIP Home Visiting for Targeted Families Statewide Youth Services Network Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programs Statewide Youth Services Network Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programs Texas Families Together and Safe Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting Texas Families Together and Safe Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting Community Based Family Services Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting for Families Investigated by CPS Community Based Family Services Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting for Families Investigated by CPS HEAL Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting HEAL Parent Education, Support and Home Visiting Parent Education and Respite Parent Education and Support Parent Education and Respite Parent Education and Support Fatherhood Effects Father Education and Support Fatherhood Effects Father Education and Support HOPES Community Block Grants for Collaborative Services for Families with Children Under Six HOPES Community Block Grants for Collaborative Services for Families with Children Under Six STAR Family Crisis Counseling, Respite Care, and Universal Prevention STAR Family Crisis Counseling, Respite Care, and Universal Prevention

13 PEI Programs, FY 2015

14 Prevention & Early Intervention Services PEI Programs FY 15 Contract Totals Number of Contracts Number of Counties Covered Number of Children/ Families to be Served Services to At-Risk Youth Family crisis counseling, respite care, and universal prevention $19,271, ,848 Community Youth Development Youth leadership activities in 15 targeted zip codes $5,801, ,343 Texas Families: Together and Safe Parent education, support, and home-visiting $3,241, ,319 Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Parent Education and Respite Care $1,717, Fatherhood Education and Support23440 HEAL (Home Visiting, Education and Leadership) 35274

15 Prevention & Early Intervention Services PEI Programs Number of Contracts Number of Counties Covered Number of Children/ Families to be Served FY 15 Contract Totals Community-Based Family Services Parent education, support and home-visiting for families investigated and closed out by CPS 26470$660,000 Statewide Youth Services Network (SYSN) Juvenile delinquency prevention programs 22542,336$1,500,00 Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) Targeted community funding for collaborative services to support families with children ,123$9,120,000 Helping through Intervention and Prevention (HIP) Home-visiting for targeted high-risk families with newborn children. Based on Targeted Families TOTALS FOR PEI 65 contracts All counties receiving some PEI services 49,872 Children/ Families $39,812,233

16 PEI’s Programs: Funding by Area, FY

17 PEI: Evaluation and Program Effectiveness DFPS currently measures programmatic effectiveness using: 1.A validated pre and post services survey of these protective factors; and 2.Entry into the child welfare and the juvenile justice system (if applicable). DFPS is currently exploring further measures of program effectiveness through a contract with the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work (UT). UT will evaluate the effectiveness of HOPES as well as make recommendations for future programmatic evaluation and data collection based on historical PEI data and a national review of other prevention programming effectiveness measures.

18 Next Steps for PEI 1.As of September 1 st, PEI reports directly to the Commissioner as recommended by the Sunset Commission. 2.As directed by Sunset, PEI is beginning the process to develop a five-year strategic plan for preventing child abuse and neglect. Among other topics, this process will focus on: a.Effective, Evidence-Based Services; b.Data Collection, Research and Evaluation; c.Coordination with other State Agency Prevention, Community Efforts and Private Funders; and d.Prioritizing: Public Awareness and Injury Prevention; Early Childhood and Well-being Promotion; and Strengthening At-Risk Families and Youth.

19 Questions or Comments Website: prevention_and_early_intervention/ Phone:


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